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Jocko's Steak House

125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444
805-929-3565
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Ranked #1 of 37 Restaurants in Nipomo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
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English first
La Palma, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We planned a weekend excursion to Pismo Beach and a friend suggested we have dinner at Jocko's. I made reservations in advance (highly suggested). Upon arrival, my husband and I looked at each other and said, "Well, okay." It is in the middle of nowhere and a very old building. This is a no frills kind of restaurant. The restaurant... More

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Arizona City, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I first visited Jockos during the 1980s .Had the pleasure of eating there again last Monday Aug.18th.Had a 6:30pm reservation and arrived at 6:45pm. The hostess still seated us right away with no waiting.We ordered a Small Top Sirloin and Large Spencer. Steaks are still as large and tasty as when I first visited years ago.Outside of paving the parking... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We went on during our honeymoon and, following the Tripadvisor reviews, we decided to stop to eat at this steakhouse. The meat is delicious, the service is perfect. In addition, each plate of meat/sandwich is always sided by dishes and sauces in abundance. The prices are very low, considering the high quality of food is too far from Italy, shame,... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Jocko's is great and lives up to it's reputation! My family has been going for years, but I've only recently come for dinner with my dad. I had the Small Spencer - told them to leave the potato in the kitchen. It was so delicious! The staff were very friendly. The drinks were good. Make reservations!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Every time we go there we are never disappointed. And when we bring guests their eyes pop out when they see their plate and their mouth water when they bite into the steaks!!!

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Visalia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We came over to the coast for our anniversary and decided to try this place. Had always heard good things. We knew coming in that you don't come here for the ambiance, so we weren't shocked. It is a old and grimy place. We did not make reservations, which I would highly recommend. The food was excellent and in very... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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121 reviews 121 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Every time we visit Pismo Beach, we say we’re going to get to Jocko’s. This year was the 34th anniversary of our first date – you would think we’d find a classier place? Yes, we could have but I don’t think we could have found a better meal. This is REAL old school steak and sides (crackers, salsa, plain salad,... More

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Atascadero
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96 reviews 96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Here on the Central Coast we have many many great choices for steaks and Jock's is at the top of the list. I have been dining here for over 20 years and when you see the decor you will know it has not changed. But if it is not broke don't fix it. You will have to expect a wait... More

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Camarillo
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

If you are looking for a fine dining experience, look elsewhere, If you want the best steak in the western US you HAVE to try Jackos! What this place lacks in atmosphere it more than makes up for in perfectly prepared steaks with huge portions at an affordable price. Even with a 1 to 2 hour wait (I recommend reservations,... More

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santa clarita
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I had heard of the place through a friend ,so I decided to give it a try. I could care less about the place s ambience because good food is good food. I ordered the steak sandwich with fries and beans. The steak was good ,but I don't think it was cooked over an oak grill. I asked my friend... More

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